Cal Crutchlow was happy to once again have his name at the head of the World Superbike timesheets during mid-season testing at Imola, but he admits he now wants to turn it into race wins.
While Crutchlow's one-lap pace is unrivalled so far this year, the Yamaha man having started on pole position on three occasions this season, he is yet to turn it into anything more than a trio of third place finishes.
Going fastest again during testing at Imola with a lap of 1min 47.478s, Crutchlow says he is heading to the next round at Brno with 'good confidence' but concedes he needs to start winning races.
“I'm happy with result of the test but we've got to win the races as well. We've tried a lot of different settings here, finally the best are close to how we started at the beginning. Hopefully over the summer break we'll get some new parts and make more of a difference. We're going to Brno with good confidence and we'll take away from this test some good positives.”
Despite Crutchlow's headline-grabbing performances, it remains James Toseland that leads his younger team-mate in the overall standings. However, the former world champion endured a trying time on his first visit to Imola in six years, setting the 11th best time.
“It's been a bit of a frustrating test for me,” he said. “We've been concentrating over the two days on trying various different settings to try and maximise the grip on the bike as opposed to focussing on getting the fastest lap time. At the end of it I don't feel I've managed to get closer so I've been struggling a bit.”